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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Large Ink Coverage Areas

Moving from tiny traps to the opposite end of the size spectrum, you’ll discover that large color areas present some problems as well. (You’re probably starting to wonder, “Is there anything that’s easy to print?”) Most ink is translucent, not opaque, and its thickness when applied to paper is measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. Consequently, covering a large area with a single spot-color ink can be challenging. Think of painting a wall. It often takes two coats to achieve smooth color coverage. Similarly, one solution is to apply two passes of the ink (called a double hit). But this can increase the cost of the job because it involves an additional unit on the press, as well as extra ink. Depending on the ink color, ...

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